Abandoned vehicles and goods
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Oct 2022

Council will investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and goods by making reasonable enquiries. Council may check:

  • the vehicle and goods condition
  • location of vehicles and goods
  • potential ownership
  • any registration.

Goods may include camping gear, tent, furniture or a vessel. 

Council will try to find the vehicle or goods owner and have them remove it from council land. If we can't locate the owner, a notice will be placed on the vehicle or goods advising that it will be removed by a certain date. We may tow a vehicle immediately if it is a danger to public safety.

If an abandoned vehicle or good is not removed by the date on the notice, council will impound the vehicle or good.

If the vehicle or goods are not claimed within one month of being impounded, we will advertise it for 14 days. It will then be disposed of by public auction. Council may dispose of vehicles or goods of no value (e.g. damaged, missing parts or not roadworthy) without going to auction.

Unregistered vehicles not stored on private property are considered abandoned.

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

If you spot an abandoned vehicle, you can email Customer Service. Please include:

  • vehicle description including colour, make, model and registration number (where possible)
  • specific location to help locate the vehicle.

Note: abandoned vehicles on main or State controlled roads are managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Refer to the list of State controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region (PDF, 188KB).

Impounded vehicles or goods

Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:

  • do so within one month of impounding
  • complete the release of vehicle form (DOCX, 217KB) (as required under state government laws)
  • send proof of ownership and photo identification (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) which has been verified by a Justice of the Peace via email. Or you can bring proof of ownership and photo identification to a council customer service centre.

On receipt of proof of ownership and photo identification council will contact you to pay the release fees and any other applicable charges. You will also need to provide release paperwork so that you can collect your vehicle or goods. This must be shown time of collection.

The vehicle must be removed immediately upon receipt of the release paperwork.. Failure to collect the vehicle from the impound yard, may result in additional storage costs being charged by the towing company, in line with their terms and conditions or alternatively, they may disposed of or auction the vehicle.

Once council's impound and release fees have been paid, council does not have any further involvement in the matter.

Date impounded Make, Model & Colour  Registration  Location when impounded Reference number  Status
03/05/2022 MG 635DY5 127-145 Ballinger Road, BUDERIM IV2200384  
15/06/2022 Toyota Corolla, Blue/Grey 026IBX 48 Millwell Road, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200501  
14/07/2022 Holden Rodeo, White 124JNN Sunrise Drive, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200559  
29/07/2022 Subaru Impreza, White   14 Rigby Street, NAMBOUR IV2200653  
10/08/2022 Mitsubishi Magna, Silver 890JIR 53 Adelaide Circuit BARINGA 
16/08/2022 Toyota Corolla, Black 469JZA 9/102 Pacific Boulevard BUDDINA  
18/08/2022 Volkswagen, Grey 368GZM 1 Enterprise Street, KUNDA PARK IV2200727  
21/08/2022 Mazda, Red   2 Fifth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200752  
30/08/2022 Nissan Pulsar, White 913VBE 20 Bluegum Street, LANDSBOROUGH
05/09/2022 Ford Falcon, White 176ED5 Sportsground, 63 Jubilee Drive PALMWOODS
07/09/2022 Hyundai Getz, Green 998BA4 1 Rinca Place, PARREARRA  
07/09/2022 Unknown make, Silver   Perina Park, Perina Street, WARANA  
08/09/2022 Mitsubishi Express, White 372HRV 48 King Street, KINGS BEACH
09/09/2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, Silver 406WKK 6 Davies Street, BARINGA
13/09/2022 Holden Commodore, White   10 Paul Crescent, NIRIMBA  
15/09/2022 Holden, Silver   8 Norval Court, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200831  
19/09/2022 Ford Falcon, Black   43 Columbia Street, SIPPY DOWNS  
21/09/2022 Ford Territory, Black 580XTJ 7/99 Lowanna Drive, BUDDINA IV2200837  
30/09/2022 Mitsubishi Lancer, Silver 261YPV 146 Mark Road East, CALOUNDRA WEST IV2200857  
30/09/2022 Holden Barina, Black   2/39 Anzac Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2200866  
30/09/2022 Ford Futura, Silver   Hobs Road, BUDERIM IV2200892  
05/10/2022 Trailer no specific model, silver FD8850 32 Bribie Place, MOUNTAIN CREEK
10/10/2022 Volkswagen
906BX4 Kolora Park Bushland Conservation Reserve,  284-304 Woombye-Palmwoods Road PALMWOODS  
12/10/2022 Nissan Navara, Black 511BC9 Cricket Club, 4 Cover Drive, BUDERIM
12/10/2022 MG Partial Rego: XXXZRS Child Care Beerwah, 1 Caralan Way, BEERWAH  
12/10/2022 Unknown Make, Grey   Noosa National Park, Sunshine Motorway, WEYBA DOWNS
20/10/2022 Ford Falcon, Gold   Park Westaway Parade, CURRIMUNDI  
26/10/2022 Mitsubishi Pajero, Blue/Green 736WON 15 School Road BLI BLI
04/11/2022 Ford Laser, White   99 Cooroora St BATTERY HILL
04/11/2022 Ford Fiesta, Silver 236JRT 30 Coes Creek Road, BURNSIDE IV2201021  
15/11/2022 BMW, Blue 417BG7 12/2 Mantra Esplanade, BIRTINYA IV2201092  
16/11/2022 Mercedes, Blue 535YMI 2 Kiamba Road, KIAMBA IV2201137  
16/11/2022 Ford Falcon, Blue 533BC9 2 Explorer Street, SIPPY DOWNS IV2201028  
16/11/2022 Volvo, Black 319EU5 4 Ridgewood Road, LITTLE MOUNTAIN IV2201027  
17/11/2022  Trailer - no specific make, Black    Noel Burns Park, Mulloka Esplanade WURTULLA  IV2201051   
17/11/2022  Hyundai Getz, Red    19 Archibald Crescent, NIRIMBA  IV2201130   
17/11/2022  Toyota Corolla, White  664IIH  Open space 3–4 Water Lily Way, MOUNTAIN CREEK  IV2201040   
21/11/2022  Trailer - no specific make, Blue    33 Archibald Crescent, NIRIMBA  IV2201075   
22/11/2022 Unknown make, Blue/White FD8926 101 Pavilion Drive, PEREGIAN SPRINGS IV2201082  
28/11/2022 Toyota Hiace, White   38 Advance Road, KULUIN IV2201102  
29/11/2022 Nissan Maxima, Gold 654JIT 42-46 Sixth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2201123  
29/11/2022  Suzuki, Red   19 Amity Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2201111  
29/11/2022 Boat and boat trailer EO8275 12 Picnic Point Esplanade, MAROOCHYDORE IV2201090  
29/11/2022 Boat trailer   12 Picnic Point Esplanade, MAROOCHYDORE IV2201091  
02/12/2022 Mazda 626, White 347DG8 46 Coronation Ave, GOLDEN BEACH IV2201115  
06/12/2022 Daihatsu, White 426EI5 29 Columbia Street, SIPPY DOWNS IV2201132  
07/12/2022 Holden Astra, Blue WYY969 12 Pangarinda Place, MOOLOOLABA IV2201138  

Date impounded Item description Address impounded Reference number Status 
01/10/2021 A frame Cnr Rooke St and Elisabeth St Dicky Beach IMP21/0045  
03/11/2021 Marquees, clothing & suitcase  Quota Park Nambour IMP21/0059  
15/11/2021 Corflute sign - Driveu.vip. Muay Thai. Cash for bottles. Artists Markets and fairs. Comedy festival. Ex ice addict. Compost worms. Good place. My deck. Gold class blinds. Coast to coast bores. Beachtree distillery   Nicklin Way Currimundi to Buddina
17/11/2021 Corflute Signs - Nurcha. Nightquarter. Artists market. Swing patrol. Mega fair. Concertos warehouse. Lime window. Millwell Rd community centre  Kawana Way Birtinya VARIOUS   
02/12/2021  Corflute signage - Brazilian Style Cafe, Jetski Hire, Good Slice Pizza, Drive U, Lift Strength and Conditioning, The Lane, Gold Class Blinds, Beach Rd Coffee Co, Wax Espresso   Aerodrome Rd  IMP21/0042  
06/01/2022 Mannequin and signage Lions Park Ormonde Tce Kings Beach  IMP22/0001   
03/02/2022 Surfski, Blue/Yellow   IMP22/0023
15/02/2022 Infamous circus signage x 12 Nicklin Way IMP22/0027  
08/03/2022 Camping gear, bedding Norrie Park, Coolum Beach IMP22/0029  
28/09/2022 Bundle of steel rods
Minyama area
28/09/2022 Steel tinnie Esplanade Golden Beach Keith Hill Park
01/12/2022  Round trampoline 14 Peacock Crescent, Bokarina IMP22/0059  

Sunshine Coast Council run regular auctions for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.

The next auction date will be available soon.

Terms and conditions

  • Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
  • Items are sold 'as is'.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.